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Livestock news for ranchers, cattle producers and hog producers, including beef, dairy, and pork industry news. Also, find news on poultry, specialty livestock, and the meats sectors. Get updates on feedstuffs, including hay and forage, animal health issues and more.

Feed Suspect in Swine Virus By: 03/31/2014 @ 8:07am

Scientists and regulators investigating the mysterious spread of a deadly virus plaguing the U.S. pork industry are stepping up their scrutiny of what the…

Expansion of Federal Authority Over "Waters of the United States" Proposed By: 03/25/2014 @ 3:41pm

An expansion of their federal authority over "waters of the United States" is being proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army…

Dairy: Time to Look Into Forage Supplies, Options By: 03/20/2014 @ 1:52pm

Spring is finally upon us, and it’s time to start working on spring checklists and those winter items that were put…

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Replace Toxic Fescue to Replenish Returns By: 03/18/2014 @ 11:55am

Kentucky 31 fescue (K-31) is known to be toxic to livestock and nearly impossible to eradicate. Replacing this tall fescue with one of five available varieties of nontoxic fescue can boost weight gains for…

Bulls all around: Good news for cattle producers By: 02/28/2014 @ 12:05pm

Is the cattle cycle swinging back around to the high side? Recent record-high cattle prices will likely start making that happen soon, says one longtime livestock economist.It's been a while since cattle…

Bearish pork news floods China By: 02/28/2014 @ 9:04am

BEIJING -- PRC, Bearish news continues to dominate the newswires in China.  Many pork producers continue to be constrained by negative margins as the industry grapples with oversupply.  Meanwhile…

A chat with the new NCBA chief By: 02/06/2014 @ 9:01am

The new president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Bob McCan, knows his cattle, the pain of Mother Nature, and what to do for stress release. In an interview with agriculture.com, he touched…

For cattle farmers, it's been a year to remember By: 02/05/2014 @ 3:12pm

It's going to be a great farm year, if the prognosticators at the National Cattle Convention are right. Outlook specialists at the CattleFax seminar in Nashville painted a rosy picture for beef producers…

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